Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4th of July, Success, and Selfishness

4th of July this year made me think about myself.
I thought all day about where I am in life.
And I thought about the country I live in.
Nothing has quite hit me about the gratefulness of living in America like
owning my own business.
How many millions of people can't even begin to think about
one day maybe mulling over the possibility of thinking about
doing something on their own?
I live in a place where I can truly think about myself.
What makes me happy.
What drives me.
What I can imagine myself doing for the rest of my life.
What I can do so that one day I can be more of an
"at home" figure for my child.
 AND THEN I can put those wants, needs, & desires into action.
With a few clicks on the 'ol keyboard I can
own a business name.
I can work very hard at building from this.
I can fail or I can succeed.
And it's all up to me.
 I love my life.
And I love that I have the freedom to make it whatever I want for myself.
And for my family.
And there are actually people -
people I don't even know and will most likely never meet -
that fight and die for me to have the power to live my life the way I want to live it.

This all might sound selfish to some...thinking about myself on such an important day.
But when you are in a good place in your heart...
In an attitude of gratitude...
Everything around you changes.
It's the looking inward.
The selfishness of looking inside yourself
that makes that happen.

This is a great country.
I have an amazing family.
I have yummy light in my future.
I am happy.
I am grateful.

Happy Tuesday!

I am linking up with Amy at Lucky Number 13 for some virtual coffee today!


  1. beautiful post and reminder....love your pictures and writing! :)

  2. great post and wonderful photos!!
    thanks for coffee :)

  3. We DO live in a GREAT country. Nice post and photos.
    Cheers to you and our virtual coffee, even though I'm reading this when I would probably be drinking a night cap :-)


  4. it's true, sometimes i think we (I) take it for granted because this is all we have ever known but we are truly so lucky to live in this country and all of the freedoms that comes with it. gorgeous pictures!

  5. What a lovely post and beautiful photos!! I do not think it is at all "selfish" to be appreciative and grateful for what you have in your life and in our country-- quite the opposite, in fact. It was a pleasure to read you and view your photos-- thanks for a great virtual coffee! Have a great day and week!